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Fast food workers rally for higher wages
December 05, 2013 12:51 PM | 4281 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fast-food employees are rallying in Atlanta to push for higher pay and the right to form a union.

Organizers with Atlanta Jobs With Justice say the group is joining workers in cities nationwide Thursday to push for salaries of $15 an hour.

Demonstrators rallied Thursday morning at a Burger King in southeast Atlanta. One worker held a sign stating "Capitalism has outlived its usefulness -- MLK."

Tina McCoy, who works at a Church's Chicken restaurant, said she thinks $15 an hour would be sufficient to live comfortably and pay bills.

Long John Silver's employee Antwon Brown says he's been working in the industry for six or seven years, and that low wages are unfair and unconstitutional.

Workers planned a march and demonstration at Cleopas R. Johnson Park at 5 p.m.

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